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Edesia's mission is to treat and prevent malnutrition for the most vulnerable in the developing world through Ready-to-Use Foods and other locally appropriate solutions.
Our vision is a world in which all people have access to the basic human right of food and nutrition. To assure that vulnerable individuals no longer suffer and die needlessly from malnutrition – a completely preventable condition. To treat children as our own, and give them the life-saving tools to overcome malnutrition and thrive. We act now, because the cost of inaction is too great.
1. Produce high-quality ready-to-use foods (currently Plumpy'nut® , Supplementary'Plumpy®, Plumpy'doz®and Nutributter®) for humanitarian organizations and non-profits.
2. Collaborate on research and development to improve distribution systems and optimize the use of ready-to-use foods.
3. Support local producers of ready-to-use foods in the developing world.
4. Engage in educational efforts and direct advocacy to raise the profile of global malnutrition.
Edesia recognizes the complexity of addressing hunger globally. Nutrition for young children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, people living with HIV/AIDS, and other vulnerable populations is part of larger and more complex problems. Addressing education, agriculture and policy change must also be a part of the solution.
Edesia supplies product for organizations working in emergency situations as well as standard nutrition programming. In recognition that treating the most severe cases is not a permanent solution, Edesia also supplies products for and is an advocate of preventative approaches.
Edesia cannot do this alone. Edesia believes in collaboration and communication and works with a number of organizations and research institutions to ensure that a multi-faceted approach to alleviating malnutrition is being pursued. Edesia is always looking for opportunities to develop new partnerships and move toward long-term sustainable solutions.
Moving ahead, research will play an essential role in innovative prevention. Edesia is engaged inresearch and development to continue to identify targeted solutions that meet the specific needs of global populations and increase the distribution systems and effectiveness of these life-saving products.
Edesia is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our work is guided by our mission and vision. Everything we do reflects the urgency to act now to have a lifelong impact on children’s lives.